Articles from January 2012

IS REQUIRING HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA DISCRIMINATION?

Date: January 17th, 2012
Categories: Employment Law

In a recent “informal discussion” letter from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the EEOC’s Legal Counsel advised an anonymous employer that requiring a job applicant to have a high school diploma could be considered an act of discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act … Read More »

“FAMILY OFFICES” EXCLUDED FROM FEDERAL INVESTMENT ADVISER REGISTRATION

Date: January 13th, 2012

The Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”) generally requires “investment advisers” to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and comply with a variety of ongoing disclosure and other regulatory requirements. An “investment adviser,” as broadly defined under the Advisers Act, … Read More »

SEC ISSUES FINAL RULE ON “ACCREDITED INVESTOR” DEFINITION

Date: January 11th, 2012

On October 11, 2010, I wrote an article about the Obama Administration’s sweeping changes to financial regulation in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Pub. L. 111-203, H.R. 4173 (the “Act”). In particular, I focused on Section 413(a); a subtle, yet significant … Read More »